Flash floods caused 82 deaths in the United States in 2013, according to the National Weather Service. More than half of the victims were driving at the time of the floods.

The weather service offers the following tips during flash floods.

● If you hear flood warnings get off or stay off the roads.
● Do not drive through flooded areas. If floodwaters are crossing the road, turn around and find an alternate route.
● If there is no alternate route, get to higher ground and wait for the waters to subside.
● Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, don't try it. One foot of water can sweep away many vehicles. Two feet of water is enough to carry away SUVs and trucks.
● If your car stalls in floodwaters, abandon it immediately and get to higher ground as soon as possible.